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stem from the go-go sound that started with chuck brown. our matt jablow is down along chuck brown way in northwest d.c. with more on the man who started the movement. matt. >> reporter: tributes for the godfather of go-go are pouring in tonight from all over. from those who love chuck brown the musician and chuck brown the person. chuck was 16 years old when he first met chuck brown. >> i owe a lot to him. >> reporter: thompson says they got along great from the start. both personally and professionally. thompson played in chuck's band and produced chuck's grammy nominated album. >> one of the easiest people to ever work with in the studio. >> reporter: one day after the death of the godfather of go- go, thompson says chuck the person and chuck the performer will always be with him. >> right now, i feel like he's everywhere now, you know. i got the travel size. i have him whenever i need him. >> reporter: a father figure is how thompson described chuck brown. >> he was the nicest guy you could ever meet. >> reporter: brian mills described chuck in the exact same way. >> got
saying washington, d.c.'s heart is broken with the loss of chuck brown. gary is live where he is getting the reaction to washingtonens that are just learning the news. gary. >> reporter: i talked to one man who said you're reporting about the death of chuck brown. there's nothing negative to say. he said when you talk about chuck brown, the only thing you can do is glow. you talk about chuck brown as being a washington institution, the chili bowl is an institution. chuck was here often. served on him, was a friend, what legacy do you think mr. brown leaves to washington, d.c.? >> he's more of a family member to us, everybody enjoyed chuck brown. everybody loved him. we are going to deeply miss chuck brown for ever and ever. >> reporter: mr. smith, why was his music important to d.c.? what difference did it make? >> it made a difference because he was the founder of go-go. everybody loves chuck brown. everybody loved go-go in d. c. back in the day, they love go- go. loved chuck. >> i was told by one fan, if you went to a chuck brown concert and you weren't feeling good, chuck could f
's legendary godfather of go-go music. chuck brown. this is the beginning of a long good-bye for chuck. fans are snaking their way past his open casket down at the howard theater. for many, this is not a sad occasion. this is rather a time to celebrate the legacy of an artist who brought the city together for a long time. bruce johnson is live at the howard theater with more on the event still going on tonight. bruce. >> hey derek. we are outside the howard theater. a thinner crowd than we've seen for much of the day. these are people getting off work, dropping by. people were able to find parking places. they are at a premium. in the mid afternoon, most part it has been a festive-like atmosphere out here. this view is supposed to go on until 10:00 tonight. it will go on longer. it is public. it is open to everybody. no cameras inside. i'll give you a glimpse of what it's been like around here. is this a viewing unlike anything you've ever seen in this town. >> within the hour, the street in front of the howard theater has become a carnival and chuck brown, father of go-go, would have want
for next week's public farewell to the godfather of go go chuck brown. a public viewing for the d.c. music legend will take place tuesday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. all day at the howard theater on t street northwest. then the community can attend a memorial on thursday from noon to 3:00 at the washington convention center. bruce leshan has more on the final farewell to this washington legend. >> reporter: chuck brown used to play here at the howard theater on t street when it was a run down old dump back in the 1980s. he was actually scheduled here for a homecoming concert in june. instead a full circle moment, his viewing here on tuesday. >> yes, i'll be there without a doubt. >> reporter: how do you feel about chuck brown? >> i love him. i love him to death. i through up on chuck brown. -- i grew up on chuck brown. >> reporter: one of the really cool things about chuck brown was his ability to bring people together from all over the place, whites, african americans, asians. he played the go go clubs and he played the kennedy center. his funeral will be here in perhaps the most establishment
with making false statements about payments to sulaimon brown. sources say brooks will enter a guilty plea tomorrow and then look to cooperate in the probe. did you know of this activity, what they were doing? >> again, i'm not going to comment at this stage. >> reporter: thomas gore, assistant treasurer in the gray campaign, pleaded guilty in court yesterday to trying to obstruct the investigation by destroying a notebook where payment to brown were recorded. new information from sources say the payments to sulaimon brown amounted to nearly $1,800 in roughly 20 money orders. >> vincent gray's campaign specifically, mayor vincent gray, gave me cash and money orders to maintain my campaign for mayor, cover living expenses and attack then mayor fenty. >> reporter: sulaimon brown says he was also promised a job. he got a position in the administration, but then was fired for alleged in competence. in a statement today brown said mayor gray should resign from office. prosecutors meanwhile are giving both gore and brooks time to cooperate in the investigations. in other words, name names. bru
service lasted for just over three hours. it ended with chuck brown's signature song. >> that's the thin that i liked about it. he didn't spell it out, you know, to try to take it to the world. they had to come and get it, you know, it stayed here. you know his kids were a part of the on-stage performance. they will continue to perform two of them here, outstanding football players with the big careers ahead of them. you saw the send off, probably won't be another one like them. chuck, thank you, thank you. and not a single tear in there. and they would have wanted it that way. they wanted them dancing and singing. that's what they got. >> and it started out with wind them up, chuck. they just kept going and going and we could feel the electricity here. and it must have been absolutely over the top for you being on the inside. >> oh, i don't know if you have been in the room with the great hall for the washington convention center. but they were rocking it at one point. the floor was rocking it up. and people jumped up and down and you could feel the floor rocking. i mean some people, th
'll tell you more on chuck brown's health. top. >>> i just popped the umbrella up. a couple light showers. we'll show you the almanac and close to average. 75 and 61 go in the books. 74 and 54 is the average. only .2 officially at national. north and west of town we had a tenth of an inch of rain. when we come back, we'll talk about when we can put the umbrellas away. >> a startling scene on tape. we'll show it to you and show you the happy ending. that's next. ♪ okay, so who ordered the cereal that can help lower cholesterol and who ordered the yummy cereal? yummy. that's yours. lower cholesterol. lower cholesterol. i'm yummy. lower cholesterol. i got that wrong didn't i? [ male announcer ] want great taste? honey nut cheerios. want whole grain oats that can help lower cholesterol? honey nut cheerios. it's a win win. good? [ crunching, sipping ] be happy. be healthy. can i try yours? >>> all right, back from the break. caught on tape, a disturbing scene with a good outcome. you might not want to watch at first. police in buffalo released this surveillance video early thursday morning,
the rest of his life in prison for the murder of off-duty maryland state trooper wesley brown who was moonlighting security at the applebee's restaurant in forestville june 11th, 2010. brown's fiancee is ebony norris. >> wesley was the man that i dreamed of. we were engaged to be married. >> you hear people talk about great people all the time and some are good. some are bad. wes was truly that great person. >> reporter: brown's partner that night, fellow trooper carl peoples, said he now faces a lifetime of regret. peoples said he was set to arrest williams who just urinated on the crowded restaurant floor and had taken a swing at peoples outside but brown, the younger trooper who always looked for good in people, talked his partner out of it. >> he said carl, let him go. he's drunk. he didn't mean any better. we can do something else and we walked back inside and i said we shouldn't let him go and he came babb and committed the act he did commit. -- back and committed the act he did commit. >> reporter: throughout the legal process cyril williams hasn't had much today and tod
dollars to minor candidate, sulaimon brown. blues bruce johnson has been on this story since the beginning. >> reporter: tho thomas gore confessed he and a second campaign staffer were involved in a scheme to get money for sulaimon brown. sources identified howard brooks as that second campaign staffer. he diverted money from the campaign and gave that money to brooks who used it to purchase money orders that he delivered to sulaimon brown. >> vincent gray's campaign gave me cash and money orders to maintain my campaign for mayor, cover living expenses, and attack then mayor fenty during the 2010 mayoral race. >> i can't imagine. i know absolutely nothing about any one of my campaign who did that. >> he kept a record of payments until he learned of the fbi investigation he destroyed the notebook. in total, we're talking about five money orders. some bought here. a total of $660 that went to sulaimon brown, all misdemeanors. gore destroyed the notebook, got caught on tape admitting it, and lied to federal authorities. he is facing 12 to 18 months in prison. according to
their respects to chuck brown. no one else will be allowed in. city officials say tomorrow's funeral for the go go legend could be one of its largest ever. >> this is bruce johnson. ♪ cliff jones with so world entertainment. he's the one of many artists preparing to salute go-go legend chuck brown tomorrow. ♪ >> his depth should change some lives, should change some people's mindsets with the music business. >> the people performing here at the washington convention center tomorrow for chuck brown's funeral tell me this town has never seen the type of musical sendoff we're going to see tomorrow. add to that the fact that much of the world still don't know much about go go music and tomorrow could end up being one for the history books. paying homage to chug brown will be a host of local stars like divine, sugar bear, donny simpson. the chuck brown bands will also perform. >> gospel, jazz, blues, go-go. and especially go-go. will send chuck off in a manner that's fitting of a king. >> bruce johnson, 9news now. >> we'll be streaming the funeral live at our on air coverage begins a
gray's campaign to sulaimon brown's campaign just so he would continue to go up against mayor adrian fenty and say nasty things about him. now howard brooks today was a consultant for mayor vincent gray's campaign and today he said that he lied to federal agents as they investigated this bizarre question of these money orders being passed. the only thing he admitted to -- the only thing he pleaded to was lying, but he admitted to a whole lot of other wrongdoing, thousands of thousands of dollars worth of money orders that he collected apparently from mayor gray's campaign and passed off to brown writing other people's names on it, which is illegal in the city. that's hiding the source of a campaign contribution. we had a chance to talk to howard brooks' lawyer today. we spoke to him a few minutes ago. here's what he had to say about how he's doing. >> it's obviously a cuff day, but i think he handled it extremely well. i think his demeanor in front of the court reflected his regret and there's contrition. you know, i hope that was conveyed accurately to the court today. >> re
.s. attorney ron machen would only say this about the probes into the mayor and kwame brown's campaigns. >> we cannot talk about the ongoing investigations. but i can tell you that we recognize that there is an urgency, a sense of urgency on what we're doing. we're working as hard and fast as to what we can. but it would be inappropriate to talk about it. >> reporter: mayor vincent gray said that this case is an important reminder that the public officials must never forget who we work for. and the council chairman, brown said in part that there is no excuse in violating the public trust for the public office. >> his mother addressed the court today, pleading mercy for her son, saying that she lectured him about the shame he brought to his wife, city, and family. harris thomas jr.'s father is, of course, harry thomas sr., also a former ward county council member. >> yeah, you know, it was actually my question from the last time that he brought it up from court today and he finally answered it, responding to my question. he said that he wanted to fess up to admit the mistake and take responsibi
and quit. and lauri brown writes, the worst part is when our complaints are not taken seriously, being stopped or bullied should be stopped. you can join the conversation any time, wusa9 on facebook. >>> you may have heard of dropping a dime in a jar every time you use a bad word, but find out where you will really have to pay coming up. >>> word tonight that the cost of building that new transit center in silver spring is now three times higher than the original estimate. the price tag is now $112 million. that's up $11 million from the last estimate. the center is years behind schedule after changes in construction plans and problems with concrete. >> tonight on corruption watch, a high ranking official accused of taking your money to buy a boat and real estate. investigative reporter is all over this with the guilty plea. >> guilty plea today and the guy that spent that money was a big guy at immigrations and customs enforcement. in fact, this was the big fish in the case. the director of the agency's intelligence division. he was in charge of the intelligence that supported ever
'll keep a close eye on any legislation to rename that site. >>> this week chuck brown fans will have their chance to bid farewell to the godfather of go go. it starts tomorrow with a public viewing from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at howard theater on t street northwest. then the community can attend a memorial thursday from noon to 3:00 at the washington convention center. if you can't make it that day, we will broadcast the memorial live on the air and on our website >>> one month after three horses were stabbed fairfax county police are still investigating attacks on animals at frying pan farm park. this time four animals were injured at herndon park. now police are trying to find out if the same person is behind them. >> reporter: i'm kristin fisher at the frying pan farm park in herndon where parents had a tough time today trying to explain to their kids why someone would want to hurt baby animals in this barn. >> got to save them. >> you got to go save them? okay, buddy. go save them. >> reporter: when farm staff came to feed them sunday morning, they found four animals
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